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Quality of education in Meghalaya has grown tremendously: RC Laloo

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SHILLONG, Dec 01: Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister in charge Education, RC Laloo has said that the quality of education in the state has grown tremendously and has become more competitive.
“The quality of education in the state has grown tremendously both in terms of quantity and quality and it has become more and more competitive with time,” Laloo said while addressing at the 31st General Conference of the Meghalaya College Teachers’ Association (MCTA) held at Lady Keane College on Saturday. 
Laloo stated that as the Education Minister of the state, he is committed to providing the students quality education.

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Northeast is Natural Economic Zone: Narendra Modi

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Kisama (Nagaland), Dec 01 (IANS): A new resurgent, stronger and more prosperous India and Nagaland needs to be built, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday, adding that the region is a Natural Economic Zone (NEZ) and it is his priority to tap it.
“There are SEZs in some parts. Here it is NEZ - Natural Economic Zone. My priority is to tap this NEZ for NE (northeast). NE made for NEZ, NEZ made for NE,” Modi said at the inauguration of the Hornbill Festival here.
“Let us build a resurgent, stronger and more prosperous Nagaland and India,” he added.
He said that the festival seeks to “promote, preserve and protect unique cultural diversity of Nagaland”.
Addressing the gathering in English, Modi, who wore a traditional Naga headgear, assured the people that he will often come to visit here.

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India-Bangladesh land swap will benefit Assam: Narendra Modi

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Guwahati, Nov 30 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said his government was committed to the development of the northeast region, and assured the people of Assam that the land swap deal with Bangladesh will stop illegal infiltration and not compromise their security.
The prime minister, who Saturday began a three-day visit to the northeast, was speaking at a public rally at the Sarusajai Stadium here.
Modi said he will use the land swap deal to stop infiltration from Bangladesh and for the benefit of Assam.
"I know the sentiments of the people of Assam. I assure you that I am going to use the proposed land swap deal for the benefit of Assam. I am going to make such arrangements that the land swap deal with Bangladesh benefits Assam," he said.

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Mukul bats for joint efforts in addressing internal security issues

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SHILLONG, Nov 30: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya Dr. Mukul Sangma on Sunday advocated the need for a joint effort by all the North East states and the Centre to address the issue of internal security by addressing the root causes of the problems being faced by the states in the context of their geo – political background.
Speaking at the Annual Conference of DGPs/IGPs on Internal Security Management which was held in Guwahati on Sunday, Dr. Sangma said “I would request the Government of India to pursue an active and aggressive approach towards addressing these complex geo – political issues of this region by improving economic ties with the neighbouring countries and by facilitating people – to – people contact in the region as a whole”.

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India needs a SMART police: Narendra Modi

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Guwahati, Nov 30 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said the image of the police has to change and called for SMART policing that would encompass sensitivity, reliability and modernity.
"I have a concept of SMART Police in my mind," Modi said at the 49th conference of directors and inspectors general of police from all states and union territories.
"S stands for strict and sensitivity, M for modern and mobility, A for alert and accountable, R for reliable and responsive, and T for tech-savvy and trained," he said, explaining his vision.
Modi asserted that the sacrifices and contributions of the police force should not be ignored.
"Since independence, 33,000 police personnel have sacrificed their lives for the nation... (This) is not a small number.

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3 found guilty in minor’s murder of 2006, await sentences

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TURA, Nov 30: The Fast Track Court (FTC) in Tura completed the final hearing of the case of three accused for the murder of a 9 year old in 2006 and found all three of them guilty. Sentencing in the case, which had taken the whole region by storm and had led to a huge hunt for all the three accused, will be done in December.
The High Court, which refused to hear the case, had transferred it back to the Sessions Court, from where it was fast tracked in 2012. The Additional District Magistrate (ADM) in the case had awarded death sentence to the trio for the crime.

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GNLA kills imposter on extortion spree

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TURA, Nov 30: A resident of Bollonggre Apal in the Rari, Bajengndoba area of North Garo Hills (NGH) was gunned down by suspected Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militants while he was at home.
The incident happened at around 6:30 Saturday night about 60 kms from the town of Tura.
The killed person identified as Bing Ch Sangma was at his residence when he was brought out and shot dead by three militants suspected to be from GNLA. According to reports, the reason for the killing is said to be because of the extortion that Sangma had been undertaking in the name of the outfit.

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